Critical thinking is at the core of PDP program. While the research, discussion and debating session educate and inform, metamorphing information into poetry writes and speaks of the deeper truths and passions overlooked in the mental exercise of critical analysis of a theme or issue. All participants create poetry for a PDP finale event. With this in mind, their thoughts and creative processes will be focused on truth-seeking, raising awareness, preparing for Slam style competition in teams.
Diplomacy is also a key element in the PDP agenda so attention is paid during the creative sessions on to how a poem performed has a diplomatic voice of persuasion, negotiation and communication of ideas and ideals. Here lies the edge for awareness raising and ensuring impact, as well as for galvanizing further engagement with an issue.